Listen to the New Tobias Single “City Walk”

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Melbourne based singer-songwriter Tobias has just released his brand new single “City Walk”. The track is taken from Tobias’ 2016 album Alive and comes just as he’s about to kick off a tour of regional Queensland with Fanny Lumsden.

“”City Walk” is really a song about a time when I lived in Brisbane,” Tobias explained. “I used to live in West End and would catch the city cat home at night, sometimes being the only one on board. I would stand up the front of the boat and take in the night air and city lights. Before long, I would be sitting on the front steps of my share house (an old Queenslander) listening to music from The Smiths, The Cure and Go Betweens and watching the summer nights evolve on the street. It was a lonely but wonderful time. “City Walk” resembles the sound and feeling from this time and was written when I was last on tour in Brisbane. I took a ride on the Brisbane city cat at night after my gig and reflected on what it was like to live in this lovely city.”

Check out “City Walk” here:

As well as his regional Queensland tour with Fanny Lumsden, Tobias also has a bunch of Queensland and New South Wales dates coming up this August and September – the full list of shows are below:

With Fanny Lumsden:
Thursday 20th July – Longreach Civic Centre, Longreach, QLD
Friday 21st July – Ilfracombe Hall, Ilfracombe, QLD
Saturday 22nd July – Isisford Hall, Isisford, QLD
Sunday 23rd July – Yaraka Hall, Yaraka, QLD

Other dates:
Saturday 29th July – The Old Gregory Hotel, Winton, QLD
Friday 4th August – The Grand Hotel, Clermont, QLD
Saturday 5th August – The Maraboon Tavern, Emerald, QLD
Friday 11th August – Irish Club, Emerald, QLD
Saturday 12th August – Irish McGanns, Eoma, QLD
Sunday 27th August – The Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 9th September – Sydney Harbour Boat Cruise, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Paul Brady Announces New Album Unfinished Business

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Legendary Irish folk singer Paul Brady has announced plans to release his new album Unfinished Business on the 8th September.

Unfinished Business is Brady’s 15th solo album and his first since 2010’s Hooba Dooba. The album will feature nine new songs from Paul Brady along with two traditionals, “Lord Thomas And Fair Ellender” and “The Cocks Are Crowing”.

Check out the track listing for Unfinished Business below:

1. Unfinished Business
2. I Love You But You Love Him
3. Something To Change
4. Say You Don’t Mean
5. Oceans Of Time
6. Harvest Time
7. The Cocks Are Crowing
8. I Like How You Think
9. Maybe Tomorrow
10. Once In A Life Time
11. Lord Thomas And Fair Ellender

Watch the New Emma Davis Video “Getting Better”

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Sydney indie-folk singer-songwriter Emma Davis has just released the gorgeous new clip for her single “Getting Better”.

The video was filmed around the Illawarra Coast and directed by popular cinematographer Sam Brumby.

“To me, the song is about thinking and overthinking and realising you still have so much more to learn about your own mind, but that that’s alright,” Davis explained. “I wanted to give an insight into someone trying hard to have a solo adventure, struggling to make it work at every step but still being comfortable with the idea of sadness.”

Check out the video for “Getting Better” here:

Emma Davis will be hitting the Golden Age stage in Sydney on the 17th August – check out the official Facebook event for more details.

Holly Throsby Announces Intimate NSW Tour this October and November

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Celebrated Australian singer-songwriter Holly Throsby has announced plans to head out on tour this October and November. The tour is being billed as “An Intimate Evening with Holly Throsby” and will see Throsby in a number of smaller, more intimate venues around New South Wales.

Holly Throsby released her sixth solo album After a Time earlier this year. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 27th October – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Saturday 28th October – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 3rd November – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 4th November – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW

Fanny Lumsden Announces Second Album

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Alt-country singer-songwriter and Timber and Steel favourite Fanny Lumsden this week announced plans to release her highly anticipated second album on Friday 22nd September.

Titled Real Class Act, the album is the result of a successful crowd source campaign and was produced by the legendary Matt Fell.

The first single from Real Class Act is “Roll On” which you can get your hands on when you pre-order the album – Fanny Lumsden has posted a snippet to her Facebook which you can check out here:

Keep an eye out for more Fanny Lumsden news soon including the announcement of her 6th Annual Country Halls Tour.

Angus and Julia Stone Announce Details of New Album

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Having already released their new single “Snow” and announcing a September tour it’s no surprise that this week Angus & Julia Stone also revealed details of a brand new album.

Also titled Snow, the new album is due to be released on the 15th September. The album follows their 2014 self titled release which was produced by Rick Rubin.

“That was the first time that we actually started writing together, in the same room, and I guess we took a leaf from that chapter into this record,” Angus Stone explained. “This time round though, every song on the record we wrote together”

Snow is self produced by the pair and was recorded in Angus Stone’s Byron Bay hinterland cottage studio.

“It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us,” says Julia Stone. “There’s always at least an engineer or tour manager but the last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time.”

The full track listing and album teaser for Snow are below:

1. Snow
2. Oakwood
3. Chateau
4. Cellar Door
5. Sleep Alone
6. Make It Out Alive
7. Who Do You Think You Are
8. Nothing Else
9. My House Your House
10. Bloodhound
11. Baudelaire
12. Sylvester Stallone

Angus & Julia Stone will be touring this September – the full dates are here:

Thursday 21st September – Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 23rd September – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 26th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 28th September – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Friday 29th September – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

Daggy Man Announces Headline Tour

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Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Daggy Man has a nice amount of buzz swirling around him since the release of his debut album A Lazy Kind of Pain last month.

To celebrate its release Daggy Man is heading out on tour this August with intimate shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 11th August – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 12th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 24th August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Listen to the New Anna Cordell Single “The Moon”

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Melbourne based singer-songwriter Anna Cordell has just released her beautiful new single “The Moon”.

The lo-fi track was recorded with Obscura Hail and Luke McIvor “with my friend in rooms around my house” according to Cordell and is mesmerising. Cordell has always been one of those artists that offers up a complexity in her songwriting and if you scratch below the lo-fi sound of “The Moon” there are a lot of layers to be discovered.

Take a listen to “The Moon” here:

If you like what you hear then get down to the Kew Courthouse in Kew, VIC this Saturday 15th July where Anna Cordell will be joined by a strong trio as well as aforementioned collaborator Obscura Hail and folk singer Rough River. Check out the official Facebook event here for more information.

Listen to the New Hayden Calnin Single “Collision”

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The latest single from electro-folk singer-songwriter Hayden Calnin is the wonderfully sparse “Collision”. Featuring swelling production underneath Calnin’s soaring vocals, “Collision” is one of favourite tracks from Melbourne based artist.

“”Collision” is maybe one of the hardest songs I’ve ever had to write,” Hayden Calnin explained. “I wrote it in secret, not really showing anyone until I was comfortable with how it was sounding. It was never meant to be a song with all the hooks and all the standard rules in song structure that you’re meant to follow. I avoided that and just let it come out naturally.”Collision” is an expression about a really dark time for a friend of mine. And, like my previous single, “Waves”, following that exploration of mental health in young adults.”

“Collision” is the latest taste of Hayden Calnin’s EP Dirt, due this Friday 14th July. Take a listen to the track below:

Watch the New Rick Hart Video “To The Grave”

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Melbourne based alt-country singer-songwriter Rick Hart has just released the video to his new single “To The Grave”.

The song is a classic piece of country melancholy and is taken from Hart’s upcoming album Let Me In (release date TBC). Check out the video for “To The Grave” below:

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